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President Obama to Hold First Campaign Rallies; Voters Face Clear Choice in November

Now that the Republicans have settled on Mitt Romney, voters will face a clear choice this November.

The American people will choose between Mitt Romney’s vision that would take us backward and President Obama’s vision for moving America forward.

  • We either can keep giving tax breaks to the wealthiest, let Wall Street write its own rules again, widen loopholes for corporations, and stick seniors and the middle class with the bill – or we can continue to level the playing field, invest in education, American manufacturing and clean energy.
  • We either can settle for a country where a shrinking number of people do really well while more and more Americans barely get by – or we can build a nation where everyone gets a fair shot, does their fair share and plays by the same rules.
  • We either can go back to an economy based on outsourcing, bad debt and phony financial profits – or we can keep moving forward to rebuild an economy where hard work pays off and responsibility is rewarded.

Romney’s back-to-the-future economic scheme is familiar and troubling: more budget-busting tax cuts for the wealthy and fewer rules for Wall Street – the same formula that benefitted a few, but crashed our economy and punished the middle class.

  • Romney’s running on a record of broken promises. As governor of Massachusetts Romney promised to create jobs, reduce debt and shrink the government, but he failed on all three counts. Romney was 47th out of 50 in job creation, debt increased by 16 percent, and Romney left his successor with a $1 billion deficit and his constituents with the highest per-capita debt in the country.
  • Romney says we need a businessman as president, but his private-sector record isn’t any better. As a corporate buyout specialist, Romney bought up companies, saddled them with debt, and drove some into bankruptcy, killing jobs while walking away with a profit.
  • Romney’s promises are just as bad. The Romney-Ryan budget plan would end Medicare as we know it to pay for tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires. Romney’s tax plan would increase the deficit by $5 trillion over the next decade and pass on that debt to the next generation.